Module 14 Jobs in the Community-Language Arts 3A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about the oy and oi spelling pattern, view their sight words, and preview their vocabulary words. They will look at cause and effect. Then, they will learn about the parts of a sentence. They will also talk about what cause and effect paragraphs look like and write a cause and effect paragraph. They will write a journal entry, practice cursive handwriting, and reading fluency.


Module Materials:

  • Pencils
  • Crayons or colored pencils
  • Notebook
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Highlighter
  • Markers
  • Blank paper

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 14.1 - Jobs in the Community
  1. Distinguish the sound of the <i>oy</i> and <i>oi</i> spelling pattern in words.
  2. Read sight words.
  3. Read vocabulary words and definitions.
  4. Explain the cause and effect relationship.
  5. Identify the parts of a sentence.
  6. Explain what a cause and effect paragraph is.
  7. Write a descriptive paragraph.
2 14.2 - Jobs in the Community
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Set a purpose for reading “Jobs in the Community.”
  4. Identify the subject of a sentence.
  5. Plan a cause and effect paragraph.
  6. Form the cursive letters <i>N, M,</i> and <i>S</i>.
3 14.3 - Jobs in the Community
  1. Build spelling words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Interpret idioms.
  4. Identify the subject of a sentence.
  5. Construct a rough draft of a cause and effect paragraph.
  6. Apply rate, expression, and intonation when reading aloud.
4 14.4 - Jobs in the Community
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Match vocabulary words with the correct definition.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension after reading.
  4. Identify the subject of a sentence.
  5. Edit and revise a cause and effect paragraph.
  6. Form the cursive letters <em>N</em>, <em>M</em>, and <em>S</em>.
5 14.5 - Jobs in the Community
  1. Spell phonics and sight words.
  2. Apply vocabulary words to writing.
  3. Identify a cause and effect relationship in “Jobs in the Community.”
  4. Edit writing for errors.
  5. Publish a cause and effect paragraph in written and oral form.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension after independent reading.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words Vocabulary Words
community
cause and effect
parts of a sentence
journal entry
handwriting
cursive
fluency
idioms
revise
edit
independent reading
or
pull
read
right
sing
sit
sleep
tell
their
these
those
upon
toil
noisy
point
oyster
royal
destroy
responsible
average
resident
ability
perform
prevent
read
right
sing
sleep
their
these
those
upon
responsible
average
resident
ability
perform
prevent

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 14.1 - Jobs in the Community 8 Journal Entry
2 14.2 - Jobs in the Community 2 Spelling
2 14.2 - Jobs in the Community 6 Writing
2 14.2 - Jobs in the Community 7 Handwriting
3 14.3 - Jobs in the Community 3 Vocabulary
4 14.4 - Jobs in the Community 2 Spelling
4 14.4 - Jobs in the Community 5 Grammar
4 14.4 - Jobs in the Community 6 Writing
4 14.4 - Jobs in the Community 7 Handwriting
5 14.5 - Jobs in the Community 2 Spelling
5 14.5 - Jobs in the Community 5 Writing
5 14.5 - Jobs in the Community 6 Independent Reading


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 14.1 - Jobs in the Community
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words, and ask them to read the sight word. Next, do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
  • During Independent Reading time, have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them to identify the beginning, middle, and end of their story.
2 14.2 - Jobs in the Community
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words, and ask them to read the sight word. Next, do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
  • In your student's Language Arts notebook, have them write for each of their vocabulary words the following: Definition for the word in their own words, illustration for the word (if possible), synonym or antonym for the word and a sentence using the word.
  • During Independent Reading time, have your student read silently to themselves. Ask them to describe the character traits of the main characters in the story they read.
3 14.3 - Jobs in the Community
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words, and ask them to read the sight word. Next, do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
  • Have your student use their spelling words to write a story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • As your student reads "Jobs in the Community," ask them to describe the jobs they learned about.
4 14.4 - Jobs in the Community
  • Have your student choose five spelling words that they can illustrate and write a sentence describing their illustration in their Language Arts notebook.
  • Have your students practice spelling their spelling and sight words each day. Students should spell them correctly when they write. Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words, and ask them to read the sight word. Next, do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
5 14.5 - Jobs in the Community Review the spelling words with your student before they take their spelling test. Remember to have your student complete their Independent Reading Log.

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
14.1 - Jobs in the Community
  1. What sound do oi and oy make?
  2. What words have oi and oy in them?
  3. What is a cause and effect relationship?
  4. What are the parts of a sentence?
  5. What is a subject?
  6. What is a predicate?
14.2 - Jobs in the Community
  1. What sound does oi and oy make?
  2. What words have oi and oy in them?
  3. What is a cause and effect relationship?
  4. What are the parts of a sentence?
  5. What is a subject?
  6. What is a predicate?
14.3 - Jobs in the Community
  1. What sound does oi and oy make?
  2. What words have oi and oy in them?
  3. What is an idiom?
  4. What is a cause and effect relationship?
  5. What are the parts of a sentence?
  6. What is a subject?
  7. What is a predicate?
  8. What are the three things you need to practice to be a fluent reader?
14.4 - Jobs in the Community
  1. What sound does oi and oy make?
  2. What words have oi and oy in them?
  3. What is a cause and effect relationship?
  4. What are the parts of a sentence?
  5. What is a subject?
  6. What is a predicate?
  7. What is an idiom?
  8. What are the 5 things you need to look for when revising and editing a piece of writing?
14.5 - Jobs in the Community
  1. What sound does oi and oy make?
  2. What words have oi and oy in them?
  3. What is a cause and effect relationship?
  4. What are the parts of a sentence?
  5. What is a subject?
  6. What is a predicate?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
14.3 - Jobs in the Community Idioms
  1. What is an idiom?
  2. Give examples of idioms.

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 When I Grow Up Al Yankovic 1000L
2 Career Day Anne Rockwell AD600L
3 The Berenstain Bears: Jobs Around Town Stan and Jan Berenstain


Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing
1 Take a tour of your student's community visiting local stores, the library, the post office, the police station, the fire station, etc. Discuss what kinds of jobs are in their community.